23rd Nov 2018
What an unbelievable year it has been for the Irish National Stud Breeding and Racing Club. The club is made up of 22 like minded individuals who have experienced the best of what the thoroughbred industry has to offer this year. As well as having two winners in one week (including black type), the club have also experienced the joys of breeding top quality foals and selling them at the highest level.
This week the club sold one of their two foals, an athletic No Nay Never filly out of Veronica Falls for €170,000. The filly’s pedigree has undergone an upgrade during the most recent campaign, as she is a half-sister to Chicas Amigas, who won two races this year for the It’s All About The Girls syndicate and Jessica Harrington as well as gaining valuable black type.
“This is the fourth year of the club and this is by far the best result we’ve had, it’s fabulous, especially as there’s 15 or so of us here at Goffs,” said the club’s Daniel Clarke. “You never know what to expect but we hoped she’d sell well as she there was a bit of a perfect storm, especially with No Nay Never being the most in vogue sire.”
“I didn’t know a whole lot about breeding before getting involved with the club, but part of the reason for getting involved was to learn and it’s been a real education,” added Clarke. “We’ve six horses to run for the club next year too and we should have a Decorated Knight foal out of Realta Rua to sell as well, so there’s plenty to look forward to.”
It has been a wonderful experience for the club which has included many days racing, exclusive visits to stud farms and training yards as well as the opportunity to get involved in the breeding industry. The club get the opportunity to learn the full picture of the bloodstock industry. From the breeding shed to the racecourse, the INS Breeding & Racing Club offers a chance to experience all the thrills and spills of breeding and racing thoroughbreds. Next year, will see the expansion of the INS Breeding & Racing with a total of 50 memberships up for grabs for a total cost of €2500. If you would like to find out more contact the team at [email protected]